Re: v6: cursor behaviour with arrow keys
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- Subject: [mg77020] Re: v6: cursor behaviour with arrow keys
- From: Andrew Moylan <andrew.j.moylan at gmail.com>
- Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 05:31:23 -0400 (EDT)
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On May 28, 3:31 pm, Will Robertson <wsp... at gmail.com> wrote: > Hello, > > I seem to be having troubles with the Google Groups interface to this > newsgroup. Third time's the charm. > > I'm running Mathematica v6 on Windows XP sp2, and I get very weird > behaviour when using the up/down arrow keys that is quite > inconsistent. For example, at the moment, I can open a new document, > paste in the following text to create a cell: > > a := 1 > b := 1 > c := 1 > d := 1 > e := 1 > f := 1 > g := 1 > > evaluate it by hitting enter, then click at the end of line "a", hit > the down arrow twice -- and the cursor will jump to the end of line > "g". Hitting up twice brings the cursor to the beginning of line "f", > and then up again takes the cursor back *down* to the end of line "g". > This cycle will then repeat with further up arrow presses. > > Then pressing down to exit the cell, then left to get the cursor back > to the end of line "g" resets the cursor behaviour, and I can use any > combination of up and down arrow presses to move one line up and down > as I would expect. But then clicking the mouse to move the cursor to > the end of any of the lines makes a double tap of either the up and > down arrow keys take the cursor to the end of the cell, rather than > just up or down a single line. > > I know it's hard to describe here, but I don't have the facilities > here to make a video screen grab. > > It's all very strange. Can anyone else confirm this behaviour, or is > it somehow specific to my machine? > > Many thanks, > Will Robertson > University of Adelaide Confirmed. That is really weird. I'm very curious as to how this bug came about; I hope someone figures it out.